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WSBK Riders forming safety commission

MotoGP has had a riders safety commission ever since the tragic death of Daijiro Kato at Suzuka in 2003, but World Superbike riders have never been able to agree on forming their own commission, until now.
The first tentative meeting was held during the official tests at Portimao at the end of January, and the first item on the agenda was the Donington Park round race date.

The English circuit recently got a make over, and is back on the WSBK calendar, but the round is currently scheduled to be held March 25th to 27th, which isn’t going down well with the riders who think that there is very high probability of finding rain and freezing weather conditions (even the domestic BSB starts a month later) that could put their safety at risk.

A second meeting was held at Phillip Island during these last few days and it seems that a safety commission is now going to be formed in order to have an official spokesperson that can convey their issues and complaints to Infront Motorsports, the organizer of the World Superbike championship series.

At the moment it’s unknown whether this spokesperson will be one of the riders or an outside party, but since WSBK’s doesn’t have a safety commission the times have finallybecome ripe to have one.

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